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by derekoss
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Fuel hose

Fit PTFE and be done with it !

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 34
Views: 2029

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

My understanding from the manual is that the bottom brackets are factory set and not to be disturbed.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 34
Views: 2029

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

I have always assumed the bottom brackets are set parallel to and equidistant from the car centre line.

I placed mine level over a level floor and dropped a line from a bolt placed through the holes. What you use as the centre line of a Reliant is anyone's guess !

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

I used a standard industrial lip seal and turned up a spacer to suit the hub. Never had much faith in the standard felt setup.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

Dennis you are splitting hairs worrying about a 70lb axial loading (pre or otherwise) on those bearings. That assuming the felt didn't crush over time in any event.
The side load capability on corners will be measured in tons !

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING
Replies: 5
Views: 587

TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING

Difficult to know exact composition but you won't hurt it at soft soldering temperature. It takes a fairly good sized torch to get enough heat in there for a good joint. I knock the cap out and clean and tin the steel first. Then refit and solder. Any suitable Flux will work and wash the residue off...
by derekoss
Tue May 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Power steering rack woes

Gordon's looks pretty well pitted at least above the seal area. If there was a need to maintain size it would be an easy enough matter to grind a few thou off that shaft for an appropriate size sleeve.
I always fit them with Loktite. If you have to take them off then it's a "peel" job anyway.

Derek
by derekoss
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Power steering rack woes

If the rack is in otherwise good nick the a Speedi Sleeve may well work. I even use them on new stuff as they are stainless and solves the corrosion problem. Strictly speaking you don't need to machine the original shaft but smaller diameters sometimes require it.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Impact Driver

I've started grinding the tip of cross headed type screwdrivers so they seat better on the screw. There's no torque on the centre anyway. Dewalt seem particularly bad but none are perfect that I've found. Also make sure you're using Philips or Pozidrive as required. They are different and while norm...
by derekoss
Sun May 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil Pump help please
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Oil Pump help please

Hi, drill a hole in the pressed in cover so you can push the valve closed. Maybe just gummed up and a good clean with a solvent is required.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat May 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 50
Views: 4319

Tappet adjustment query

A dial indicator on a magnetic stand takes care of everything.

Derek
by derekoss
Fri May 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?

In any event the thing you must do is clean out the cracks of all dirt with a good solvent to create a durable bond. Aldi or Lidl had 1/2 litre tins of a multipurpose solvent.
The other way is trim the crack with a new Stanley blade to expose fresh rubber to adhere to.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Round engines
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Round engines

I know some on here may be interested in this. A number are hoping to be in Prestwick end of May on the way South and again on the return.

https://www.daksovernormandy.com/home/
by derekoss
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Leaky CV
Replies: 19
Views: 1566

Leaky CV

by derekoss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trunnions SE5A
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Trunnions SE5A

I looked at going for ball joints but in the end renewed everything as standard. Then I added an automatic lubrication system. Tapped the grease hole in the upright and fiitted 4mm nylon tube to an industrial lubricator. Every time the ignition is switched on around 2cc of my favoured (not getting i...

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